• Bitter Gourd Fry (Paavakka / Kakarakaya / Karela Fry)

    Bitter gourd stir-fried with onion, thin coconut pieces, and spices. In Kerala, this dish is popular as Pavakka Mezhukkupuratti. This Bitter Gourd Fry / Karela Fry is a quick and healthy side dish that goes along with rice. This recipe is adapted from my mother-in-law. I never liked bitter gourd until I tried out this […]

  • Kerala Egg Curry With Coconut Milk (Nadan Mutta Curry)

    Boiled eggs simmered in coconut milk with onion, ginger- garlic and spices. One of the easy and tasty side dish that you can prepare very quickly. Mostly served for breakfast with Appam(Rice and Coconut pancake) or Noolappam (String Hoppers) or Puttu (Rice Steamed Cake) or Roti.

  • Bread Upma – Bread and Vegetables masala Stir Fry

    Bread cubes stir fried with vegetables and spices. An easy, healthy and tasty breakfast option using leftover bread.

  • Kerala Style Mussels Fry (Kallumakkaya Varattiyathu)

    ´┐╝Mussels sauteed with ginger-garlic and spices. A spicy dish, and very common in Northern Kerala (Malabar). It can be served as an appetizer or as a side dish with rice. It tastes the best with coconut oil.